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Discover two monuments of the most importance on the Island of the City in one tour: the Conciergerie, last vestige of the City Palace and the Sainte Chapelle, jewel of the Gothic style built in the XIIIè century to host diverse relics of the Passion of the Christ.
Meet your guide outside the metro stop Cité (L4)
We will start our visit by discovering the Sainte Chapelle. We will explore the two levels of this Chapel: the lower chapel and its walls marked with the royal seal; the upper chapel and its gigantic stained glasses covered with religious messages. We will then walk along the quai de l’horloge to discover the famous towers of the Conciergerie, including the 47-meter high clock tower and its sundial in honor of Henry III dating from 1585.
We will then discover the Conciergerie and its medieval rooms of impressive proportions, such as the room “des gens d’Armes”, the largest medieval room remaining in Europe. Nicknamed “the antechamber of the guillotine” during the Revolution, we will also visit the cells of the Conciergerie formerly reserved for “enemies of the Republic” thanks to the reconstitutions of the old prison rooms. We will also have the opportunity to discover the chapel dedicated to Marie Antoinette at the place of her incarceration.
A unique visit awaits you in these two buildings, sometimes forgotten, emblematic of the History of France!